Asus M5A97 LE R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 28%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 42.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics33.8% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A97 LE R2.0  (all builds)
Memory4.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140409
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 05 '18 at 15:41
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-6300-$68
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
42.9% Average
1-Core 68.8
2-Core 122
46% 95.5 Pts
4-Core 242
8-Core 351
38% 296 Pts
64-Core 344
23% 344 Pts
Poor: 28%
This bench: 42.9%
Great: 46%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1800 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
33.8% Below average
Lighting 138
Reflection 119
Parallax 129
35% 129 fps
MRender 83.6
Gravity 124
Splatting 87.2
32% 98.3 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 33.8%
Great: 36%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$120
8GB free
Firmware: EMT0
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 429
Write 412
Mixed 367
90% 403 MB/s
4K Read 41.5
4K Write 85.5
4K Mixed 47
168% 58 MB/s
DQ Read 265
DQ Write 240
DQ Mixed 256
191% 254 MB/s
Poor: 74% Great: 114%
WD Green 2TB (2012)-$62
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 108 115 113 112 110 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
65.6% Good
Read 116
Write 114
Mixed 86
SusWrite 112
79% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
173% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 65.6%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown Team-Elite-1600 Kingston 99U5584-010.A00LF 8GB
1066, 1066 MHz
4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
24.2% Poor
MC Read 7.9
MC Write 7.7
MC Mixed 7
22% 7.53 GB/s
SC Read 7.5
SC Write 7.7
SC Mixed 7.2
21% 7.47 GB/s
Latency 81.9
49% 81.9 ns
Poor: 24%
This bench: 24.2%
Great: 56%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical M5A97 LE R2.0 Builds (Compare 13,307 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 39% - Below average Total price: $403
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